The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum ( has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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John Hoyt Chaloud, 94
Born: Monday, February 16, 1920
Died: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dr. Malcolm "Mac" Meyn, 74
Born: Monday, June 10, 1940
Died: Monday, November 17, 2014

Philip C. Murdock, 67
Born: Saturday, April 12, 1947
Died: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thomas A. "Tommy" Woodley, 58
Born: Tuesday, October 23, 1956
Died: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Shammi Bhati, 66
Born: Thursday, November 27, 1947
Died: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Upcoming Events

Nov 24Holiday Wreath Volunteer Project / am session
Nov 24Holiday Wreath Volunteer Project / pm session
Nov 25Holiday Wreath Volunteer Project / am session
Nov 25Holiday Wreath Volunteer Project / pm session
Nov 25Grief to Peace - TRI COUNTY
Dec 04 - Dec 04Annual Remembrance Service
Dec 06 - Dec 06Drive Through Luminary Display - Canceled
Dec 16Grief to Peace - SPRING GROVE
Dec 23Grief to Peace - TRI COUNTY